The highly praised trilogy of Regency romances by award-winning author Grace Burrowes concludes with gifted pianist Valentine Windham, youngest son of the Duke of Moreland. Val retreats to the country after an injury robs him of his musical ability, only to learn from impoverished widow Ellen Markham that he can be loved even when his music falls silent.
(Terra's Thoughts) Ahh, Grace Burrowes writing is comfort food for the romantic soul. This is yet another installment of the Windham's and I think this is the best yet. A sweet savory story with just the right amount of spice in the ultimately perfect moments.
Valentine Windham just has a place in my heart and has had since I first met him. Don't get me wrong as I do so love his brother's stories but this one touches the soul deep down. He is handsome if not down right beautiful, has a sense of humor, a heart felt undying love of music and more compassion than any man should possibly posses. Sounds like love doesn't it?
Ellen FitzEngle Markham is a delicate beauty who looks very fragile but is stronger than she herself will attest to. She carries the title "Duchess of Roxbury" but she has not used such title since her beloved husband died some years back. Will a sudden strange man appearing in her life give Ellen the courage to go against the current Duke of Roxbury and finally grab a hold of her life and live it the way a lady of her status should?
Our author has given us a story of two people who have a bit of luck suddenly drop in their laps but first they must overcome all the perils and dastardly deeds that will plague them. Two very sensitive artistic souls that truly belong together forever. Two very wonderful people that you will fall in love with the first moment you encounter them in this story.
The story is a game of luck, a stroke of chance with all kinds of meddling in the affairs of the heart. A story that makes the hero and heroine realize in due time that they are more alike than not but can they do anything about how they feel about each other before it is too late. A story of greed, spite, hatred, fear, loathing, dangers around each and every corner only to confront friendship and love that will surly must overcome this evil. Oh how I wish it were me in this story.
Now that we have had stories about our Windham brother's I do hope to see some about the sibling sisters. I would also love to see a story about the Duke and Duchess of Moreland. Ahh, one can only hope that this is not the end to such beauty.
I wish I may, I wish I might, I wish a wish on stars tonight that Grace Burrowes will delight me more in the near future with her storytelling of yesteryear's delights.
Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (November 1, 2011)